Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

Birthday Cake Inspiration

My son turned 10 a few days ago. One of the things I love to do for my children is make them special birthday cakes. That’s probably because I grew up pouring over the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book.  Now there’s Pinterest!!!  So many fantastic ideas!  This year, my son requested a cake in the […]

What’s in a name?

My son’s senior thesis exhibition a few weeks ago marked a milestone for me that I only just noticed. I had the pleasure of meeting one of his three thesis advisers, Ryan, who met with my son weekly to delve into the dark abyss from where creativity springs forth. When my son introduced his adviser […]

When can kids cook?

In today’s hubbub busy world it’s easy to throw together a meal or get take out and forget to invite the kiddos to join us in the kitchen. But try this: Think back to when you were a kid. What do you remember making? Was it cookies with a grandparent? How about pancakes on a […]

Cloth diapers: The good, the bad and the poop

The other night was the end of an era: I sold my cloth diapers to a pregnant friend. I retained a couple for reasons of nostalgia, but for the most part, the cute pocket diapers, colorful covers, inserts, and handy all-in-ones are no longer in my house. As with most things about the passage of […]

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